4 Kids Hospitalized After Driver Slams Into Living Room

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    Police said a driver ran a stop sign at a high rate of speed, knocked down an oak tree and flew into a Lancaster home.

    Police said a driver ran a stop sign at a high rate of speed, knocked down an oak tree and flew into a Lancaster home.

    Joe Simon's 13-year-old son, Jonathon, and three of his friends were playing video games in the living room when the car careened into the house.

    Car Flies Into Living Room With 4 Kids

    [DFW] Car Flies Into Living Room With 4 Kids
    Police say the car flew into a living room, injuring four kids playing video games.

    "I'm going to hold my head up and thank God," Simon said. "It could have been worse."

    Simon and his wife were watching a movie in their bedroom when he heard a loud crash.

    "It sounded like a big old tornado that hit the house," he said. "It just got louder and louder, and before I knew it, I saw smoke coming up in the bedroom through the crack of the door. I open it up, and my son is right there trying to meet us."

    His son was crawling on the floor covered in blood. His three friends had various cuts and bruises.

    After knocking down the tree, the black Dodge went airborne and barreled through the bay window of the Simons' living room, police said.

    "The kids were in there playing, and it ran over all the kids," Simon said.

    "They went through the stop sign, knocked down the tree, tore up the dining room, tore up the living room, and the car landed in the kitchen going through the back door," said Rodel Robinson, Simon's landlord.

    Two of the children were taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Oak Cliff. Simon said the other two were taken to Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

    "My son right now is in the hospital," he said. "He's got to have an operation for internal bleeding."

    The other three boys are expected to recover.

    Police said the driver of the vehicle tried to flee the scene but was caught about a block away and taken to a local hospital. Police did not immediately release any details on driver.

    Firefighters spent hours clearing debris and making room for a tow truck to remove the vehicle. The crash left a gaping hole in the home.

    Charges have not yet been filed against the driver.


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